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Women warned from rise of HIV/AIDS cases

A note to women: Falling madly in love might be bad for their health, if their man turns out to be a “walking dead.”


CHRISTMAS IN BAGUIO -- Since its first staging in 2008, the annual Lantern Parade of Saint Louis University held every Dec. 1, saw the birth of a tradition of ushering in the month-long Christmas celebration in the Christian-dominated mountain resort. This year’s parade was made exciting by overall winner School of Medicine dubbed “Colors of mission” that drew a bigger and amazing crowd, who witnessed the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at Rose Garden of Burnham Park followed by a spectacular fireworks display. -- Harley Palangchao


Decades-long flawed claim on Igorots needs correction

Igorots are Filipinos.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines has been asked to correct an entry in the book of former Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos P. Romulo titled “Mother America, A Living Story of Democracy,” which contained claims that are inaccurate.

The court has enjoined the conduct of the Grand Christmas Bazaar planned from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 2017 by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio in partnership with the city government of Baguio to raise funds for Baguio’s hosting of some contestants of Ms. Universe 2017 in January.

Two giant telecommunication firms, Philippine Long Distance Telephone and Globe, will reduce by as much as 40 percent their interconnection charges for voice calls starting Jan. 1, 2017.

 
Firms follow TRO period on FPIC row
With the termination of the temporary restraining order issued by the court against Benguet Electric Cooperative in relation to the Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process for the proposed hydro plant project in Kabayan in Benguet...
 
City
SILAHIS NG PASKO -- Baguio’s Day Care children along with their parents and guardians dressed in their colorful attires parade during the 43rd celebration of Silahis Ng Pasko, which marked the start of Christmas activities in the city. -- Bong Cayabyab
Region
FOR POLICE MOBILITY -- About 110 brand new motorcycles were blessed before turn-over by by /Supt. Elmo Francis Sarona to the different police provincial and support offices of the Cordillera police command. The motorcycles will improve police mobility and quick response. -- PRO-Cor photo. -- PRO-Cor photo
Environment
ECO-BRICK CHAMPION -- Bonifacio Elementary School Principal Margie Estoesta presents her school’s winning eco-brick project to Secretary to the Mayor Rafael Tallocoy and City Tourism Officer Benedicto Alhambra. The school will represent the city in the upcoming DepEd-CAR eco-brick project competition.
-- Bong Cayabyab
Health
STUDYING SOCIAL MEDIA -- Smart Communications External Relations Manager Jose Rosete brief government information officers on the importance of improving the delivery of service through social media, which is fast becoming one of the primary sources of information because of the speed by which it relays information. The social media training is a project of Smart, the Philippine Information Agency-CAR, and the association of government information officers in the Cordillera.
-- Redjie Cawis
Life
WORLD-CLASS TOUR GUIDES-- More than 20 local tour guides from various local government units and the private sector completed their month-long tour guide training in Baguio last week. The participants were trained on providing accurate information and historical accounts, basic life support skills, and personal grooming.
-- PIA-CAR photo
Business
FLOWERS, ANYONE? -- Hortensia flowers grown along Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet are unloaded for pick-up by a buyer from Manila. The flower variety, sold at P50 each, is native to southern and eastern Asia and America.
-- Harley Palangchao
Sports
FILIPINO WORLD CHAMPIONS -- WBO welterweight champion and boxing legend Sen. Manny Pacquiao, welcomes ONE lightweight world champion Eduard Folayang in his office after bringing honor and pride for the country. A victory parade is set for Folayang and two-time world wushu gold medalist Divine Wally on Dec. 9.
-- Contributed photo
 
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